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April 2010

Free Webinar from 1parkplace - Care and Feeding of your Successful Blog

Join me on this FREE Webinar... Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 10-11:00 am Pacific

In this workshop, Steve Hundley, CEO of 1parkplace and expert blog consultant will outline his personal and professional knowledge on successful blogging strategies.  He has not only has developed one of the most powerful blogging platforms in America, his clients include some of the most successful brokerages, teams and REALTOR’s in the business.  

Specifically the Care and Feeding of your successful blog will cover:

- How to determine your purpose and goals – This step is the most OVERLOOKED step for bloggers
- Blog planning road map – steps to success – even if you already started…
- Blog platform comparison – there are several out there and they all have pluses and minuses
- How to rise to the TOP of GOOGLE with your BLOG – the right blog & plan will skyrocket
- How to BLOG without lifting a finger – that’s right, you can now hire Ghost Bloggers!
- The anatomy of a blog post – dirty little secrets that Google won’t tell you
- How to generate high quality real estate leads from your blog
- Last but not least is how to track, report and measure your results for consistent improvement

Sign up NOW, even if you are not able to make the date and you will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

Even though this is a webinar, we do have space limitations.  Register ASAP.  And tell a friend.

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HAFA Revisions March 26 - Incentives & Real Estate Commission Enhancements

On March 26, 2010 (a week before the April 5th launch of the HAFA program) the Treasury Department issued revised HAFA short sale guidelines...  Read the press release and download the Consumer FAQs, HAMP Improvement Fact sheet

Another link to bookmark for Latest News / Press Releases for HAMP/HAFA:

Here are the highlights to the revision that impact the HAFA Program:

Enhancements to the Incentives portion of HAFA:

  • Double relocation assistance payment for borrowers successfully completing foreclosure alternative to $3,000
  • Increase payoffs to subordinate lien holders who agree to release borrowers from debt to facilitate greater use of foreclosure alternatives including short sales or deeds-in-lieu.
  • The new payoff schedule allows servicers to increase the maximum payoff to subordinate lien holders to 6 percent of the outstanding loan balance and doubles from $1,000 to $2,000 the incentive reimbursement that is available to investors for subordinate lien payoffs, subject to an overall cap of $6,000. 
  • Increase servicer incentive payments from $1,000 to $1,500 to increase use of foreclosure alternatives and encourage additional outreach to homeowners unable to complete a modification.

Revision to Real Estate Commission/Vendors Provision

  • New language to clarify how a 3rd party vendor will be paid, if applicable.  Old language vendor fee as a reduction in commission.  This language has option of vendor being paid from sales proceeds or by servicer outside of the transaction.

In paragraph 5c of the Short Sale Agreement form it now reads as follows:

Real Estate Commissions.  We will allow to be paid from sale proceeds, real estate commissions of _____ percent of the contract sales price, to be paid to the listing and selling brokers involved in the transaction. Neither you nor the buyer may receive a commission. Any commission that would otherwise be paid to you or the buyer must be reduced from the commission due on sale. [Optional text:]  Please note:  We have retained a vendor to assist your listing broker with the sale.  The vendor and your listing broker will work together on your behalf to facilitate the sale process. [Choose one and delete unnecessary text.[The vendor will be paid from sale proceeds [$ ________] OR [an amount equal to ____% of the sales price].] OR [The vendor will be paid by us outside of the sales transaction.]




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Fundraising Drive for Breast Cancer - Will You Support Me in the Atlanta 2 Day Walk?

I am  participating in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer on October 2-3, 2010.   I am asking for you support as we together support those who are in the fight against breast cancer.

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support TEAM G.R.A.B. the Boobies (Girls Racing Against Breast Cancer) - my goal is to reach a minimum of $1,000 for the TEAM and the cause!

As many of you know, my Mom, my aunt, my sister Loreen and now my sister, Kerri are all breast cancer survivors.  Loreen was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2004.  She just passed her 5th year since treatment and recently underwent a mastectomy to further reduce the risk of recurrence.

My mother was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer about 4 months after Loreen and underwent a bilateral mastectomy in the same year.

In November, 2009, my sister Kerri was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and is now recovering from a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.





The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 10 to 30-mile walk to raise funds and awareness for local Atlanta breast cancer organizations.


It's The Journey, Inc. (ITJ) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by two-time breast cancer survivor Randi Passoff. ITJ's mission is to strengthen Atlanta's breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local Atlanta organizations that focus on breast cancer education, research, early detection, awareness and support services, as well as the unmet needs in the breast cancer community.   For more information, please visit the website:



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